Even though these landmarks are right here in our backyard, there's a good chance you haven't been. You should change that. Go, visit, do, enjoy.
Considering the blockbuster release of Man of Steel, it is the perfect time to visit the Glenville home of Superman co-creator Joe Shuster. Both Shuster and Jerry Seigel created the iconic superhero while attending Glenville High School in the early 1930s. That's right, Cleveland can claim the right to the birthplace of Superman. So, take a drive to the boyhood home and read the City of Cleveland plaque dedicating the home. It's Super-cool! 10622 Kimberly Ave., Glenville
Great Lakes Brewing Company Tour
Ever wanted to be an adult Charlie and tour the Chocolate factory? For most adults, this would translate into a tour of the Great Lakes Brewing Company. Located in Ohio City, the regionally famous brewery hosts free tours Thursdays 6-8 p.m., Fridays 5-8 p.m., and Saturdays 1-8 p.m . The tours are 45 minutes long and start on the hour. You can register online at greatlakesbrewery.com to secure a date.
A Day at Lake View Cemetery
Just up the hill from Little Italy is Lake View Cemetery. An otherwise unusual tourist stop, Lake View is the final resting place to some seriously famous people. For starters, the richest man to ever walk the planet — John D. Rockefeller; famed lawman Elliot Ness; and 20th U.S. President James A. Garfield all mingle graveside with many other famous family names: Sherwin, Hanna, Morgan and Glidden. It is a very cool way to spend an afternoon and daydream of the times when Cleveland was the Manhattan of the US. 12316 Euclid Ave., Cleveland